Komen Greater NYC’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is made of rising young executives and professionals whose goal is to engage a new generation in the culture of philanthropy – inspiring them to help us achieve our vision of a world without breast cancer.
The YPC is dedicated to finding new ways to raise monies to fund innovative grassroots breast health programs that provide services to underserved residents in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties, as well as to raise breast cancer awareness.
Each year, the Young Professionals Committee hosts two events:
Learn more about past YPC events.
The YPC was founded by Sandra L. Kozlowski, who serves as its chair. Executive committee members are: Steve Simmons, Jill Surdyka, Pablo Ogarrio, John E.Petzold, Dawn Reinholtz and Nicole Sebastian.
You can get involved in the Young Professionals Committee in one of several ways:
Steve Simmons, Treasurer
Steven Simmons is currently the Director of Prime Services for Terra Nova Financial Services, a leading, independent broker dealer catering to the institutional equity trading community, where he has been since 2006. In 2007 and 2008 Steven was the recipient of the Emerging Broker of the Year Award given by the Opal Financial Group and Focal Point Press for his division’s service catering to newly established and developing hedge funds. He has 17 years experience in the institutional financial markets and is a founding member of the Midwest Hedge Fund Association. Steve was a graduate of Colgate University, where he remains an active member of the President’s Club.
Pablo Ogarrio is currently a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase Bank, where he has worked since 1999. He is the head of Credit for the Latin American Natural Resources sector. Previously, Pablo worked as a senior analyst at JPMorgan's Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the ITAM (Mexico). He is originally from Mexico, and has lived in New York since 2001.
John E. Petzold
John is currently a Principal with Korn/Ferry's Global Financial Services Practice based in New York. In this capacity, he is focused on recruitment and talent management solutions for the world's largest financial institutions. John joined Korn/Ferry from another leading, global retained executive search firm in 2009. He graduated from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service with a B.S. in International Politics, Law and Ethics.
Dawn Reinholtz is currently the Director of Events at Rockefeller Center. She joined Tishman Speyer, the co-owner and manager of Rockefeller Center in 2004, where she currently manages the Rockefeller Center Event Program which includes such events as The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, NBC Education Nation, House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year, HSBC Presents Wimbledon Live, and large-scale installations of public art by world-renowned artists including Anish Kapoor, Tim Noble and Sue Webster. Dawn has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida State University and a Masters Degree from New York University.
Nicole Sebastian is Deputy Executive Director of VCG Governance Matters, whose mission is to strengthen the governance capacity of the non-profit sector. Most recently, Nicole was a Senior Associate with the CEO and Board Practice at Heidrick & Struggles, a leading global executive search firm. She served previously as Manager of Governance at the Robin Hood Foundation and earlier served as a Program Director at the French-American Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she has conducted policy research for UNICEF on the prevention of trafficking, served a tour with the UNDP in Costa Rica, and worked for Saint-Gobain Desjonqueres, a French glass manufacturer. Nicole holds an MPA from Columbia University and a BA from SUNY Genesee. She is a board member of the Women's Executive Circle of New York (WECNY) and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.
Bobby Waldele is currently an Associate with The Waldele Group in Merrill Lynch’s Global Wealth Management division of Bank of America. He is a member of a six person team that services and manages the assets of high-net-worth clients. He received a Bachelor’s degree in History from Lafayette College in 2009 and currently resides in New York City.